Cuddling a Koala Best on the Coast at CWS

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s new Koala Experience has been named the Gold Coast’s top animal encounter experience, according to a Gold Coast Bulletin poll.  ..

Twin Towns Hosts Southern Cross Graduation Ceremony

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Over 260 students from Southern Cross University attended their Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 30 April, hosted at Twin Towns Services Club. Students from several schools, including Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Tourism, Education, Law and Justice and the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples received their graduating certificates and awards. ..

Nominations Open for 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Local tourism businesses and event organisers are invited to nominate for the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA).  ..

Give it Your Best Shot to Win a Trip to China

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gold Coast locals are being invited to join a nationwide photography competition to showcase why our city is one of the best places in the world to live.  ..

Project Southern Sparkle Launches to Enhance Visitor Experiences

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A new training program has been launched this month to enhance visitor experiences across the Southern Gold Coast. Project ‘Southern Sparkle’ is a joint initiative of Registered Training Organisation One Step Further, Connecting Southern Gold Coast, and the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce. ..

Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Peter Doggett had the pleasure of attending a presentation ceremony at Kirra Hill Community Centre earlier in July to present Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships. CSGC sponsored two scholarships awarded to local high school students.  ..

Fundraiser Helps Fight for Injured Wildlife

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Over 400 guests attended the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner in May this year to raise funds and awareness in support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events successfully raised over $80,000 profit for the Foundation, but there is still a way to go to reach their target of $1 million a year to continue their fantastic work. ..

Southern Gold Coast Takes Out Music Awards

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Two Southern Gold Coast entrants took out major awards at the Gold Coast Music Awards held in July. The inaugural Currumbin music event, Buskers by the Creek, won Live Music Event of the Year, and the Soundlounge at Currumbin RSL took out top spot for Live Music Venue of the Year.


Currumbin RSL Named Best Gold Coast Club

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Our award-winning RSL Club continues to top the charts, picking up four awards at the annual Keno and Clubs Queensland awards for excellence, including Best Club Gold Coast, Best Dining, Best Licensed RSL and the Government Award for Responsible Gambling.  ..

Gold Coast Airport Wins Major Award

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

The Gold Coast Airport at Bilinga has been named the Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Paris recently. This is the second time the airport has won the coveted international award, having also taken out the title back in 2011.  ..

Nominate Soon for Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015

Nominations are fast approaching for the 2015 Queensland Tourism Awards. Southern Gold Coast businesses are encouraged to enter the prestigious awards which open for nominations at the end of March. There are over 30 categories, from tourist attractions and specialty accommodation providers to ecotourism and health and wellbeing tourism.  ..

Tugun Foodworks wins National Award

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015

FoodWorks Tugun was awarded Express Store of the Year at the annual FoodWorks Store Awards held during the supermarket brand’s National Conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam earlier this year. Store owner Bob Pankhurst said, “Winning the best Express store in Australia is testament to all the hard work the team puts in every day to make our store the best we possibly can for our customers.” ..

Queensland Tourism Awards – November 28

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The annual Queensland Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony is happening on Friday 28th November 2014 at the Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre. This year the celebrations will be extra special, as it is the 30th year of the Tourism Awards in Queensland.  ..

SGC Events Enter Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA)

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two Southern Gold Coast events have entered the Queensland Tourism Awards, the state’s most prestigious awards run by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC). Good luck to Opera on the Beach and Cooly Rocks On at the QTA Awards ceremony held in Brisbane Friday 28th November at the Royal International & Convention Centre, Bowen Hills. ..

More No. 1’s on the Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Another Southern Gold Coast business has been named number one by leading review site, TripAdvisor – this time, for the number one burger in Australia. Burger Me Fresh, located at Airport Central on the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga, has taken out the top spot with the best burgers in the country.   ..

La Costa Motel Sweeps Awards

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

The retro La Costa Motel at Bilinga, opposite the Gold Coast Airport, has been judged Queensland’s best budget hotel on leading travel website TripAdvisor. Owners John and Diane Cartmill also received the honour of Queensland’s most outstanding service for their tireless efforts. ..

Reviving La Costa Motel – John and Diane Cartmill

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Spotting a ‘For Sale’ sign on a run-down Bilinga property 12 years ago, John and Diane Cartmill saw a prime opportunity for redevelopment of the old La Costa Motel built in the mid-1950s. It didn’t go according to plan, but the story of their transformation of the property – and the successful business they have created – has now captured international attention. ..

Rainbow Bay – Queensland’s Cleanest Beach

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It’s a clean sweep for Southern Gold Coast beaches winning Queensland’s Cleanest Beaches for the past three years in a row, with Rainbow Bay crowned Queensland’s Cleanest Beach this month. The annual awards are run by Keep Queensland Beautiful. ..

Allure on Currumbin Voted Best Restaurant

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Allure on Currumbin! The fine dining French restaurant has been voted the Best Restaurant on the Gold Coast by TripAdvisor – taking out the top spot of over 1,500 Gold Coast restaurants listed on the popular online review site. ..

Best Little Club in Queensland

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

We all know it, but now it’s official – Currumbin RSL really is the Best Little Club in the World! Well, in Queensland at least. Currumbin RSL received the top honours at the annual Clubs Queensland awards on 11 March, scooping up six awards in total on the night. ..

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